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Quinta do Lago wins global recognition by world’s best-known golf title

Quinta do Lago wins global recognition by world’s best-known golf title

Quinta do Lago, has won new global recognition after receiving a top accolade from Golf Digest, the world’s best-known golf publication. The resort was the proud recipient of an an ‘Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts 2016’ in the magazine’s first-ever list of the ‘Best Things in Golf’. Revealed for the first time in this month’s issue of Golf Digest – which has more than 1.6m subscribers in the US alone – the inaugural list features a select group of leading names from the global golf industry and was compiled with the emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services.

The new accolade is fresh reward for Quinta do Lago’s vision and decision to upgrade its sports, leisure and lifestyle facilities since 2009 which has cemented its position as Europe’s elite golfing destination – including the redesign of its North Course by renowned American architect Beau Welling in close association with European Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley.

As well as featuring three 18-hole championship courses, Europe’s only Paul McGinley Golf Academy and the only TaylorMade Performance Center in Southern Europe, the resort – also named ‘Europe’s Best Golf Venue’ at the 2015 World Golf Awards – is now home to ten exclusive bars and restaurants, including its highly-acclaimed new Bovino Steakhouse. Announcing its decision, Golf Digest wrote: “The Algarve’s favourite playground offers three lovely parkland golf courses and countless other attractions: boredom is not an option.”

John Dwyer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “Golf Digest is a publication that is respected across the global golf industry. To have featured so prominently in this new list is a fantastic achievement for Quinta do Lago and further reward for the significant investment that the resort has made over the last six years.”

Excelling for more than four decades, Quinta do Lago has been reinvented to provide the most vibrant and unique luxury lifestyle experience to be found anywhere in Europe, offering something to suit every taste and interest while, at the same time, staying faithful to the resort’s illustrious history.

The official winter training base for England Golf’s elite squads, Quinta do Lago is perfect for a relaxing family holiday in exquisite surroundings and offers the very best in award-winning sports and leisure facilities. Set among 2,000 acres of the picturesque Ria Formosa Natural Park, there’s plenty to keep guests occupied away from the golf fairways, with events, tennis, cycling and watersports just some of the extensive leisure activities available, plus 10 exclusive bars and restaurants.

By Quinta do Lago – Algarve – Portugal – May 2016